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The in school creative mentor

Taking creative arts to the ghetto school style

Offering creative arts in the form of the school syllabus to underserved public schools in Eastern Cape south africa


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Target group
April 2023
More kids in rural areas and townships getting rid of the African stereotypes that being artistically gifted means you have a low IQ or have some sort of learning bearer

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

In most African countries especially in the townships and rural areas people are not aware of careers in creative arts, as a result most kids who are gifted in arts end up dropping out of school because the learning areas offered do not cater for them. As an artist who grew up in rural areas i saw the need to help kids and make sure they do not face the same problems i had

What does your innovation look like in practice?

My program follows the school syllabus in the department of education and is run by artists who unlike teachers from rural areas understand the needs of learners and know how to properly instil the values of art in the artistically gifted children

How has it been spreading?

The results in public schools in underserved communities have improved in both the arts and the English language. More schools are interested in the program now

If I want to try it, what should I do?

I started from scratch, that is what attracted clientele

Spread of the innovation

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